Looking At Edinburgh

29 November 2008

Burning off the double yellow lines

Filed under: Current events, people, photos, roads — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

workmen removing double yellow lines

This photo is available on Redbubble: Double Yellow Lines.

Advertisements

27 October 2008

Swordplay on Leith Walk

Filed under: people, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

two boys with toy swords

Two boys who just bought shiny swords in Bits’n’Pieces, practice their swordplay at the foot of Leith Walk.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Two pages.

Buy art

Redbubble is celebrating their 100,000th anniversary (100 000 pieces sold and shipped!) by offering all buyers free shipping for the next week… and all sellers twice the money they normally receive. The coupon code to receive the free shipping offer is 100000masterpieces – you just enter this during the checkout process to receive the free shipping offer. Click on this red button to go directly to my Redbubble profile – but the free shipping applies whoever you buy from, until one minute to midnight on Thursday 30th October.

If you’d like to choose your own customised calendar of photos from Looking at Edinburgh, check out It’s Edinburgh, but is it Art?

25 October 2008

Feeding the family

a family buying lunch at the farmer's marker

A family getting well hung and tender (beef, that is) at the farmer’s market.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Feeding the family.

Buy art

Redbubble is celebrating their 100,000th anniversary (100 000 pieces sold and shipped!) by offering all buyers free shipping for the next week… and all sellers twice the money they normally receive. The coupon code to receive the free shipping offer is 100000masterpieces – you just enter this during the checkout process to receive the free shipping offer. Click on this red button to go directly to my Redbubble profile – but the free shipping applies whoever you buy from, until one minute to midnight on Thursday 30th October.

If you’d like to choose your own customised calendar of photos from Looking at Edinburgh, check out It’s Edinburgh, but is it Art?

4 October 2008

Walking into the light

Filed under: history, people, photos, roads, shadows and light, vehicles — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

People walking down the Mound into the sunset

“Where Princes Street Gardens are now, the Nor’ Loch was ‘a receptacle of many sewers, and seemingly of the worried cats, drowned dogs, and blackguardism of the city’. Initially stones and planks were laid across its swampland by a tailor with a shop in the Old Town and clients in the New. This gave rise to the name Geordie Boyd’s Mud Brig. In time the ‘Brig’ was filled in by rubble from the excavation works – some two million cartloads tipped out by contractors and private citizens – finally forming a great earthen mound, known now simply as The Mound.” – Stories in Stone

This photo is available on Redbubble: Sunset on the Mound.

19 September 2008

Red girl, blue boy

Filed under: people, photos — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

On Leith Walk:
red girl

On Castle Terrace:
Blue Boy

These photos are available on Redbubble: Blue Boy and Mother and daughter.

13 September 2008

Reiki with intent

Reiki masseur treating a patient

This was on the terrace at St Johns, during the 2008 Festival.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Reiki with intent.

12 September 2008

Fast Food Music

Filed under: art, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, people, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

Street musicians playing by a fast food sign

This photo is available on Redbubble: Fast Food Music.

24 August 2008

Six months….

I’ve been doing this blog now for six months, at least one photopost a day. I have done 210 posts (not counting this one), well over 210 photographs, and from 36 views for the four days of February, the total number of views for six whole months is now 9711. In the first week I did this blog I got 4 views: in this 26th week I’ve had 641 views, and 93 views today. It seems likely that I’ll have my 10,000th view before the end of August. I really appreciate everyone who’s visited, especially people who linked or left comments.

*waves* I’m happy I started doing this. Looking forward to the next six months…

Because the first photo on my blog was the farmer’s market in February, this post should be of the same spot in August:

farmers market

Notice the irony of the Tescos bag? Neither did I till I looked at the photo at home.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Crowds at the farmer’s market.

The US Election Reaches the Farmer’s Market in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Farmers Market

You often see people with flyers and clipboards wanting to get the attention of shoppers at the farmer’s market. But it’s not often you see someone with a clipboard full of sheets that say “Obama for America”. (Of course, someone attempting to sign up voters for McCain would be even more unlikely.) But there he was: wearing a faded green t-shirt that said I’m so excited to be here. (Update: although I recall a faded green, in this photo the t-shirt looks blue. Weird.) From Colorado, originally, a somewhat right-wing state, but said he was hopeful that some of the 250,000 Americans in the UK could be persuaded to register and vote for Obama – he was an official Obama campaign worker, and said this was the first time any Democratic campaign had made an official effort to get Americans living outside the US to register and vote in a Presidential election. Well, good luck, I said: I hope he wins. (I wonder if Avedon Carol knows about this Obama outreach? Usually if I want to find out what ex-pat Americans know about US politics, her Sideshow is where I go…)

(more…)

16 August 2008

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: On the High Street

On the High Street, at the Fringe

This photo is available on Redbubble: On the High Street, at the Fringe.

Older Posts »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.